GT EDITORIAL: COUNCIL CANDIDATES ENDORSEMENTS & MISPRINT ABOUT HYATT NOT BEING SKEPTICAL OF SALES TAX (November 6th)
Hello Everyone! I just wanted to use this as an opportunity (for those of you that may not have visited my Twitter or Facebook campaign sites) to establish that I AM NOT A PROPONENT FOR SALES TAX per the Gazette Time’s Editorial (http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-corvallis-city-council-endorsements/article_2bc07a75-100f-5d3c-bf08-11a62311bdb9.html#_=_) where they chose to endorse candidates in opposing races. I do not see a City Sales Tax as a reality for Corvallis-it is one of the great things that sets us apart from other states. Also, it was proposed to use a Massachusetts-like model for City Sales Tax-where food items, medical and baby items would be exempt of Sales Tax. It is of my opinion with a unique community like Corvallis, that list of exempt items would have to grow to even be enough to get on the ballot-pet items, bicycle items (because we are such an alternative transportation friendly city) and where would it stop? A restaurants and entertainment only Sales Tax? I do not find sales tax a conducive means of generating revenue for Corvallis, and the article’s statement of endorsing my very worthy opponent, Neil, over me, because he is "skeptical of income and sales tax" insinuates that I am not skeptical; which is merely not true! Please note the comments after the article, as the one comment posted by SBGF22 outlines some very interesting facts about this election race…especially the endorsement of Joel Hirsch over Nancy Wyse, which I attended the Candidate Forum and Joel Hirsch did speak to a City Sales Tax-yet this was the reason I was not endorsed? A big thank you goes to SBGF22 for bringing up some interesting points regarding the editorial!
NOVEMBER CITY NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS
Corvallis City Councilor Ward 3
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